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Registered: ‎10-07-2010
Location: Illinois, USA
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"Indexing is not running" after Windows 7 restore

I recently had a laptop hard drive poop out.  I bought a new one and and accomplished a full restore from a fresh backup managed by Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4.3. I was initially impressed because almost everything is 100%.  Windows and Office had to be re-activated. System Restore had to have the "old C: Drive" deleted and the new one turned on.  But the uber-critical Windows Search (Indexing) is broken. Most of the options on the Indexing Options panel are dithered.  The event log is streaming the same three errors until I disable the service entirely.  Rebuild will not work.  Screen captures are available.  

None of the stock "fix the index" techniques worked (I already have 2 hours into it using Google et al.).  This is going to require someone with intimate knowledge of how the WINDOWS 7 indexing system works and how to "reset" it

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In a maybe-related problem, I cannot do any System Updates either.

 

Rebuilding this system is simple too painful so I need the restore to work.

 

TIA.

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Registered: ‎04-20-2010
Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Re: "Indexing is not running" after Windows 7 restore

With your 2 hours of googleing, have you found this thread or tried the things they recommend to try?

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/thread/223fe398-3170-4a18-bff8-1c5499...

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